Philip Alexius de Laszlo's Sir Robert Gresley, Eleventh Baronet
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 Sir Robert Gresley, Eleventh Baronet
Philip Alexius de Laszlo -- British painter (1869-1937)
Private Collection
Oil on Canvas
96.5 x 71 cm (38 x 28 in.)
Signed and dated de László / 1924; inscribed u.l. SIR ROBERT GRESLEY / ELEVENTH BARONET
Jpg: Sothebys

From: Sotheby’s
Sir Robert Gresley (1866-1936) came into possession of the family seat of Drakelow Hall, Burton-on-Trent at the age of two. He married Lady Frances Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the 8th Duke of Marlborough in 1893. The last Gresley of Drakelow, Sir Robert was forced through financial pressures to move out of his ancestral home in 1931 and the magnificent contents were sold in a seven-day, 2000-lot sale in 1933. When Drakelow was sold a link of 28 generations was broken - a record of continuity scarcely matched by any other family in the country.

Lady Frances Gresley


Commissioned by the sitter and thence by family descent to the present owner;

The French Gallery, London, 120th Exhibition: A Series of Portraits and Studies by Philip A. de László, M.V.O., June 1924, no. 27 (‘Sir Robert Gresley, 11th Baronet’)


Sold  by Sotheby’s London, Modern British Art, 2 June 2004, lot 41, Sale L04140, with an estimate of £6,000-8000.   Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:   16,800 GBP

By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 6/2/2004
Updated 6/2/2004